Jeff Stelling gets a standing ovation after announcing live on air that he is leaving Soccer Saturday 1 year ago

Jeff Stelling gets a standing ovation after announcing live on air that he is leaving Soccer Saturday

A legend of the game

Jeff Stelling has announced that he will be leaving Soccer Saturday at the end of the season.

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Stelling has been the main host of Sky Sports' Saturday afternoon programme for the past 25 years, and has taken the 'incredibly difficult decision' to step down at the end of the 21/22 season.

He announced the news ahead of the 3pm kick-offs on October 30th, confirming that it was his decision with no influence from higher up at the channel.

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After making the announcement, his colleagues on the panel, Darren Bent, Tim Sherwood, Clinton Morrison and Paul Merson, stood up and applauded Stelling.